This Lean IT Leadership Certification course is one of four courses included in the new Lean IT certification program defined by the Lean IT Association. The Lean IT Foundation level course is a mandatory requirement for all other levels within the certification scheme.

What is “Lean Leadership”? It’s a leadership model focused on cultural transformation enabling people to identify and deal with quality issues at the source or where work happens. The model teaches leaders about the importance of three core principles: Go See, Ask Why and Show Respect.

This 3-day certification course teaches the approach of lean leadership, focused on inspiring, enabling and empowering the organization to continuously improve through the behavior of personal accountability and a view of value creation that includes all stakeholders in a value stream.

The course provides you with the knowledge of how and why Lean Leadership is different than traditional hierarchical or command and control models. It focuses on the Lean principles such as “Gemba” (Go To Where The Work Happens) and “Jidoka” (Empowerment of the team member to “Stop The Line”) to address quality issues as soon as they are discovered. Lean Leadership principles are critical to enabling an agile team which deals quickly and effectively with service and process improvement opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

During this intensive 3-day course, you will learn how to:

  • Differentiate between traditional and lean leadership styles
  • Understand Cascading Communication “Hoshin Kanri” (ensure information is getting to the right levels)
  • Establish vision, mission and improvement prioritization with all levels of stakeholders
  • Establish and use lean teams and dealing with typical team dysfunctions
  • Use Leadership behaviors and role modeling
  • Apply Walking the process — Go to the Gemba
  • Use Lean Visual Management and Meeting Structure
  • Apply Employee Performance dialogue and review processes
  • Plan and organise for a Lean IT Organisation
  • Develop a holistic measurement framework
  • Plan and design Lean organization transformational strategies


Who Should Attend?

A Lean Leader is someone who is involved with leading or sponsoring a Lean improvement initiative at any level of the organisation and within any “department”.

This course is designed for IT practitioners interested in expanding their leadership, mentoring and team development skills based on the Lean principles developed through the “Toyota Way”, including:

  • Managers tasked with department level improvements
  • Senior IT Leaders
  • Lean project sponsors
  • Project Managers
  • Any role responsible for leading quality and continual service improvement initiatives.

Prerequisites

For this course you are required to have successfully attained your Lean IT Foundation Certificate. You will need to provide us with a copy of your certificate upon registration in order to be admitted into this course. To look at available dates for the Lean IT Foundation Certification.

Qualification 

Lean IT Leadership Certification 

Exam

Multiple choice
60 questions per paper
39 marks required to pass (out of 60 available) – 65%
120 minutes duration
Open Book – Lean IT Leadership Official Publication only

Generic course information

This lean certification is developed by the Lean IT Association (LITA). LITA is a non-profit organization and aims to provide a certification scheme aimed at practitioner organizations looking to adopt Lean IT principles in the IT Service development and operations department as well as professionals that want to be certified in Lean IT on various levels. For more information see http://www.leanitassociation.com/

Materials included with this course provide a very good overview of the concepts and principles, and adequately prepare attendees for the exam. For those seeking to expand further, we recommend the following publications and articles:

Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation — Steven C. Bell, Michael A. Orzen
Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels: A Practical Guide — Jeffrey K. Liker

Examination requirements

Multiple choice
60 questions per paper
39 marks required to pass (out of 60 available) – 65%
120 minutes duration
Open Book – Lean IT Leadership Official Publication only

Costs

Training costs: £ 1199,-

Packages

All prices include lunch, coffee and tea. Price is excluding VAT.

Course dates and locations

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  • 26-06-2019 Classroom Wednesday London £ 1199
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